Tag: Rule of law
Backing his conclusions in a statement, the committee also called on the Maltese government to “refrain from any attempt to impose an arbitrary time-limit” on the work of the independent public inquiry currently under way.
Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis told Lovin Malta that the trip happened in 2014 while the sources told the online portal that it happened in 2017. Times of Malta reported that it happened in 2017 quoting its sources. Lovin Malta reported that Muscat could not remember when the trip took place.
EU countries that disrespect the rule of law are set to risk losing access to EU funds after European Parliament and Council negotiators struck a provisional deal on Thursday.
During the SOTEU speech, EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said that "breaches of the rule of law cannot be tolerated".
"Drastic reforms are required if the country’s standing, trust, credibility and democratic credentials are to be restored," the Ombudsman said.
As criticism poured in from across the spectrum of society to the announced ‘amnesty’ for Covid-19 related fines, Newsbook.com.mt asked a legal expert on the validity of such an ‘amnesty’.
Repubblika and PN react to publication of letter sent to Venice Commission
The Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pieter Omtzigt has met with Prime Minister Robert Abela. During this meeting Omtzigt brought up to the discussion the Venice Commission recommendations and why the Maltese Government is taking long to implement.